Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quick Quotes - Helmar Blog Hop

Hello Quick Quotes fans! Happy blog hopping!!
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I can't wait to show you what I created with my Helmar 450 quick dry glue and their V2 vellum adhesive spray. Thanksgiving is my holiday and we do it up big here. My husband fries a turkey and I make a second turkey in the oven. That's right, 2 TURKEYS!!!! My husband and I compete to see who can make the better turkey. (BTW, I won last year. Injected my bird with honey BBQ marinade.) We still make all the fixings; mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls, and more. My sister bakes pies including her killer sweet potato pie. My Mother-in-Law brings creamed peas, a Nix tradition and a must at all holidays. I make my infamous pumpkin cheesecake. Everyone brings something (including my bachelor brother who makes a killer spinach dip). There is even Tofurkey for my vegetarian daughter. Besides family and some extended family, we also invite some friends to join us. Leftovers get sent home with everyone, but surprisingly we never have a lot of turkey leftover. People sit wherever they can, but I wanted something special on my main table, so I made this candle centerpiece....
I found these awesome LED candles at my local Costco. They even came with a remote control. Since there is no flame, I could embellish them with paper and not have to worry about fire. There are seven candles total. I used the Cherry Truffle collection from Quick Quotes to create bands around the middle. Here are some close-up of the different candles...
 The spoon is part of a chipboard set from Quick Quotes called Let's Eat and is perfect for Thanksgiving! The fork is on a matching candle in the centerpiece. I saved the knive to use later. The chipboard was painter with a pewter crackle paint.

 I created a bunch of fall leaves using cardstock scraps. Extra leaves were then scattered on the table.
This vellum quote was cut to fit my Spellbinders label and applied with the Helmar V2 vellum adhesive. I have never tried V2 before and I have to say I am very impressed. It does not show through like some other vellum adhesives and you get edge to edge coverage! Just what a girl needs when wanting something to stick on a curved surface.
Now, I thought maybe I could use these SVG acorns as part of my centerpiece too, but the dimensions just didn't work. They are the perfect treat boxes for my younger nieces and nephews though. I will fill them with candy and my dad will entertain them by hiding them somewhere and leaving clues scattered around the house leading them to their treats. (He loves doing that!)
 I loved that Helmar quick dry 450 glue when I assembled these. A glue that dries fast and holds is a must when working on curved surfaces. What glue I got on my fingers came off easily too. I loved the Cherry Truffle paper for these. The top of the acorn was embossed to give it a little more texture. See all the room inside for treats!!!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Cherry Truffle papers
Let's Eat Bag o' Chips chipboard
Powderpuff chalk inks in Mocha Mama, Amaretto, Mango Mai Tai, Lemonade
I am Thankful for You colored vellum

Other Supplies:
Helmar quick dry 450 glue
Helmar V2 adhesive
burlap  (burlap twine taken from edge of burlap)
Acorn SVGCuts
Core'dinations cardstock
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Shabby wrinkled ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy shop.

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I hope I inspired you to make some Thanksgiving decor.


  1. Marcia..these are all so gorgeous..love the candle set and acorns!

  2. Love what you've done !
    The acorns are adorable and candles gorgeous.
    Sounds like you have a lot of family fun for the Holiday.
    I'm a new follower now,stop over and do the same.
    Hugs, Amy

  3. At first I was awed by the idea of remote control candles, but then the acorn treat boxes blew me away!

    You do go all out for turkey day!

  4. What a beautiful centerpiece and fun traditions!

  5. Wow! What an impressive table setting! I love the idea of using the remote control candles... could keep me from burning the house down!! lol!! Love those darling acorns too!

    barb :)

  6. Very cute! Really like the crackle paint on the chipboard

  7. What a cute display! And why haven't I thought about remote control candles? With three fireman in the family, someone is ALWAYS complaining about all the candles I like to burn! :)

  8. Like the use of a LED candle.

  9. Oh how precious these are...love how you combined the Helmar and QQ.
    Great job sweetie

  10. That's a fabulous centerpiece and so appropriate for Thanksgiving. Great idea and its so cute. Love your familly traditions, especially the clue game. Are your centerpiece decorations removable, so you can decorate and use the candles for another holiday? Great job. Thanks for sharing

  11. Love your family traditions and the turkey cook-off. Sounds like so much fun. Your centerpiece is adorable and so beautiful. The quotes are so appropriate for the holiday, thanks for sharing the fun.

  12. So pretty! I love that your centerpiece can be adapted for other festive occasions by switching up leaves, say, for tree ornaments. Lovely!

  13. Great centerpiece, simple but elegant. Nice!

  14. Love the centerpiece and what a great idea of flameless!


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